Recent News

Mar 09, 2017
Raw milk soft cheese

Six ill, 2 dead in Listeria outbreak tied to Vulto soft cheese

Officials in New York state have detected Listeria in intact raw milk Vulto cheese.

Jan 30, 2017

News Scan for Jan 30, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
More Saudi MERS
New chikungunya cases
High Listeria burden
Nov 17, 2016

News Scan for Nov 17, 2016

MERS in Saudi Arabia
H7N9 case details
Ice cream Listeria dose probe
Yemen cholera surge
Jun 16, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 16, 2016

Foodborne illness patterns
Salmonella in turtles
Jun 10, 2016
Peanut butter on toast

FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

May 04, 2016
Frozen vegetables

Listeria linked to frozen vegetables sickens 8 in 3 states

All patients were hospitalized, and a recall involves 358 products and 42 brands.

Apr 29, 2016

News Scan for Apr 29, 2016

Listeria in Dole facility
Flu retreat resumes
Wisconsin Elizabethkingia developments
Fecal transplant compatibility
Tdap vaccine effectiveness
Mar 31, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Mar 31, 2016

Salmonella in lab worker
Listeria from packaged salad
Mar 21, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Mar 21, 2016

Listeria from raw milk
More cucumber-linked Salmonella
FDA finalizes BSE rules
Mar 04, 2016

News Scan for Mar 04, 2016

Dengue and birth outcomes
Saudi MERS cases, death
Sprout company shutdown

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Amato E, Filipello V, Gori M, et al. Identification of a major Listeria monocytogenes outbreak clone linked to soft cheese in northern Italy —  2009-2011. BMC Infect Dis 2017 May 12;17:342

Burall LS, Grim CJ, Datta AR. A clade of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b variant strains linked to recent listeriosis outbreaks associated with produce from a defined geographic region in the US. PLoS One 2017 May 2;12(5):e0176912

Charlier C, Perrodeau E, Leclercq A, et al. Clinical features and prognostic factors of listeriosis: the MONALISA national prospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 27)

ECDC. Listeria infections in the EU in 2015. Dec 16, 2016

Koopmans MM, Bijlsma MW, Brouwer MC, et al. Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in the Netherlands, 1985-2014: a nationwide surveillance study. J Infect 2017 (published online Apr 15)

Moura A, Tourdjman M, Leclercq A, et al. Real-time whole-genome sequencing for surveillance of Listeria monocytogenes, France. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 23)

Pouillot R, Klontz KC, Chen Y, et al. Infectious dose of Listeria monocytogenes in outbreak linked to ice cream, United States, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 16)

Sapuan S, Kortsalioudaki C, Anthony M, et al. Neonatal listeriosis in the UK 2004-2014. J Infect 2016 (published online Nov 17)

Self JL, Conrad A, Stroika S, et al. Outbreak of listeriosis associated with consumption of packaged salad — United States and Canada, 2015-2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2016 Aug 26;65(33):879-81

Van Stelten A, Roberts AR, Manuel CS, et al. Listeria monocytogenes isolates carrying virulence-attenuating mutations in internalin A are commonly isolated from ready-to-eat food processing plant and retail environments. J Food Prot 2016 Oct;79(10):1733-40

Wolfe B, Wiepz GJ, Schotzko M, et al. Acute fetal demise with first trimester maternal infection resulting from Listeria monocytogenes in a nonhuman primate model. mBio 2017 Feb 21;8(1):e01938-16

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